Assessing Performance: Employees Need to Know What Is Expected of Them

One of the more frequent questions posed by tire and service dealers when dealing with performance assessments (or employee reviews) is the obvious one: “How do I get started?” That is quickly followed by “How long should they be?” or “When should I do them?” or “What should I say?”


TPMS: 2007-13 Chrysler/Jeep Compass and Patriot

There are two tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) available for the 2007-2013 Chrysler/Jeep Compass and Patriot, a base system and a premium system. The base system does not specify how many tires are low or where they are located. The premium system does so.

The robust General Grabber X3 has the ability to climb rocks due to its multi-angle gripping edges, deflection ribs and pads and sidewall lugs, Continental Tire notes.

Rock Star: General Grabber X3 Mud Terrain Tire Goes to the Extreme

Continental Tire the Americas LLC recently showed off the capabilities of two new tires at a ride-and-drive event for some its biggest customers at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa. One was a General brand — the Grabber X3, and the other was the Continental TerrainContact A/T.

Rutger Veerman launched his own tire purchasing and selling business three years ago.

Size and Prompt Delivery Is the Way Forward in Europe

It would be fair to say that the tire market in Europe has changed considerably over the last 10 years, with both wholesalers and dealers experiencing a number of significant developments that have affected how they operate and look to gain a profit.


Dealer Survey Shows an Early Indication of Demand Uncertainty

According to the results of our survey, demand for replacement tires increased modestly in June. Indeed, from a volume standpoint the dealers reported they sold 1.2% more tires last month on a year-over-year basis, following a 0.6% decrease in May and a 0.2% decrease in April.


October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month, and we looked to the Car Care Council and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) for recommendations and safety tips to share with your customers on basic fall maintenance procedures. Whether you perform the safety checklist or they do (direct mail, anyone?), here are their top 16.


Dealers and Fleets Take a Different View

How many times do independent tire dealers expect to be able to retread a truck tire? Do their fleet customers expect the same? Modern Tire Dealer and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines asked dealers and fleets that question and more in an exclusive study of truck tires and their maintenance. The Truck Tires and Maintenance Survey provides a glimpse into how dealers and fleets approach retreading.

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